"Open source teaching provides new strategies and opportunities for individuals to engage in the shared investigation of common challenges," shares a Wikipedia entry. For me, this is at the heart of "open source publication," or open access publications. I see blogs and podcasts--and using those to make the writing process more transparent, with writers no longer clutching their manuscripts to their chest for fear others might steal their ideas--as the quickest way to share information with the people who need it the most.
A few of us had a conversation addressing the question of how to publish information and ideas with others. Some people don't want us to provide transparency or easy access to information. The conversation fascinates me because Dr. Maria Kaylor and Dr. JoAnne Ollerenshaw are participating and are a part of "higher education." They both have to consider a different approach to publication. This is scary for folks at the university level, especially when you consider the tenure issue.
As you listen to this, what side "of the line" do you come down on?
Show notes are available at http://www.mguhlin.net/blog/archives/2006/06/entry_1654.htm
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